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Crowds Check Out Tide Pools in Extreme Low Tides

By Kelsey Gerckens, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Reporter, kelsey.gerckens@keyt.com
Published On: Jan 03 2014 02:20:21 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 03 2014 05:28:20 PM CST

Crowds Enjoy Tide Pools During King Tides

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -

The waters off the Santa Barbara coastline put on a beautiful show this week with extreme high and low tides.

These extreme tides are called king tides.  They happen just a couple times a year when the earth, moon and sun are aligned. 

This week the area is experiencing some of the highest and lowest tides of the year.  When the tide is low it also shows us some creatures we don't normally get to see.

" So many people don't realize all of these animals that live right next to us in Southern California are really close.  Some of the animals you can see in tide pools are seastars and sea anemone.  If you are really lucky you can find awesome creatures like octopus or sunflower seastar," said Ty Warner Sea Center director Amanda Lynn Allen.

If you want to check out the tide pools yourself you can.  There are dozens of them up and down our coast line.

The next low tide points will be Friday at 4:16 a.m. and 5:23 p.m..

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